"Kids & Heroes" as written by and Bryan T Kienlen Peter William Steinkopf....
Hey, where have you gone?
You used to be the one
That we looked up to
Seemed like nothing
Could break you down
How high was your price?
Was it worth it?
Nothing in life is a sure bet anyway
You're gone
Guess you weren't here from the start
In the end
Its all a question of heart

Hey, where have you gone?
You used to be the one
That we looked up to
Seemed like nothing
Could break you down
How high was the price?
And was it worth it?
Nothing in life is a sure bet anyway
You're gone
I guess you were here from the start
In the end
Its all a question of heart

Hey, where did it go?
Everything we fought for
And everything it meant,
Maybe we were just naive
But I still believe
There are only a few things
That really belong
To make who I am
Who I was
Who I want to be
Who I want to be

Hey, where have I gone?
I used to be the one
Looking for a hero
In some far off place
Blindly ever forward
Never knowing all along
The truth was right here
In my own song


Lyrics submitted by Aerion, edited by MaseTime81

"Kids and Heroes" as written by Gregory A Attonito Bryan T Kienlen

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  • +1
    General CommentCorrections:

    "Nothing in life is a sure bet anyway
    You're gone
    Guess you weren't here from the start
    In the end
    Its all a question of heart"

    "Maybe we were just naive
    But I still believe "
    TakenBackNewon June 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbeing let down by your heroes, and growing up to be a hero to others youself.
    bugzcaron September 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentExactly, bugzcar. Exactly.

    "Hey, where have I gone?
    I used to be the one
    Looking for a hero
    In some far off place
    Blindly ever forward
    Never knowing all along
    The truth was right here
    In my own song"

    I used to be so weak, going through my life so helplessly dependent on finding other heroes, only to find that I myself have become a hero to others.

    I love this band.
    Vertigo22on September 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about being abandoned or neglected by one or both parents when you were a small child.
    Nothing in life is a sure bet anyway
    You're gone
    Guess you weren't here from the start
    In the end
    It's all a question of heart.
    Could be about any sort of betrayal, I suppose. Could be a deserted lover or an abandoned child. Someone who loved you and believed in you and trusted you, but you left anyway.
    the_music_nazion January 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song just reminds me of bands that i like. i mean their pretty much my heroes and who i look up to and wanna be like. it also kind of reminds me of bands i used to like but have, i dont know, changed, or sold out.
    "Hey, where did it go?
    Everything we fought for?"
    Alyssa1224on February 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnother Correction (actually my favorite part):

    But I still believe
    There are only a few things
    That really belong to me
    who I am
    Who I was
    Who I wanna be
    Who I wanna be

    I "discovered" this band on Pandora - where have they been all my life? - AWESOME
    Oi!Oi!Oi!on August 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah I agree. To me this song is about how kids feel about their heroes who have sold out.
    "Seemed like nothing
    Could break you down
    How high was the price?
    And was it worth it?"
    poprocksncoke1212on July 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe (???)s are you're gone in the first 2 verses and naive in the 3rd
    anotherbouncingsoulon November 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this a call-out to Shal?
    bad_fish4444on June 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know how many of you are WWE fans, but I associate this song with how I feel about Chris Benoit.
    Severanceon July 14, 2007   Link

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